Established in 2014, the forum on Global Hispanophone Studies provides a space for scholars to advance knowledge about the simultaneous global patterns that have historically and culturally shaped Spanish-speaking countries beyond Latin America and Spain, despite their distant and apparently disconnected geographical locations. These patterns include movements of peoples and ideas: among them are the networks interconnecting the Americas with Africa and the Philippines during Iberian colonial hegemony, and the interplay of both the Atlantic and the Pacific trade routes; territorial exchanges between colonial powers; the impact of Latin American emancipation on the rest of the Spanish-speaking world; and current migration patterns from the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa into Spain and beyond. Also of interest are Spain’s 1898 colonial re-redesign, and the dialogues arising from the relocation of intellectuals from all colonial territories to the metropolis, before and after independence. Other areas of study that this forum would foster are comparative approaches of the increasing presence of the U.S. in the imaginaries of global Hispanophone countries, and—equally—the cultural impact of Hispanic immigrants in the U.S.. Moreover, this forum would provide a space for scholars studying the overarching discourses that challenge structures of power based on categories such as race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, and tradition, across the literary and cultural productions of the Hispanic world.

UPDATE: LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian Studies Online Panels

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    Rosi Song

    Due to the surge in coronavirus cases and members changing travel plans, the executive committee of the LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian Studies has moved the following panels online.

    Please join us by attending the virtual panels listed below. We look forward to listening to our panelists and engaging in a lively discussion afterwards during the Q&A!


    Thursday, 6 January 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

    83V – Gender and Black Subjectivities in Spain Today
    Virtual Event

    Presider: Benita Sampedro (Hofstra U)

    Presentations and Panelists:
    “Pedagogía antirracista y antidiscriminatoria en los cursos, talleres, membresía (” [Silvia Bermúdez, U of California, Santa Barbara]
    “Unwhitening the Transition: Interracial Genealogies in Lucía Mbomío’s Las que se atrevieron” [Martin Repinecz, U of San Diego]
    “Saharaui Women (Tran)Scribing the Nation: Genre and Gender in Twenty-First-Century Spanish Culture” [Debra Faszer-McMahon, Seton Hill U]
    “Black Women as Sites and Sources of Resistance” [Jeffrey Coleman, Northwestern U]


    Friday, 7 January 2022, 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

    307V – Iberia at the Culture-Environment Interface
    Virtual Event

    Presider: Daniel Lopez (San Diego State U)

    Presentations and Panelists:
    “From the Sirocco to the Irifi: Wind and Solidarity in Saharawi Poetry” [Joanna Allan, Northumbria U]
    “‘Asoballar, asoballaron abondo en nós’: Ecological Imagination in As Encrobas (1977)” [Xavier Dapena, Iowa State U]
    “Posthuman Voices in Forestry Conflict: What Trees Tell Us in Laxe’s O que arde (2019)” [Santiago Gesteira, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill]
    “Toxic Spaces and Social Deserts: A Legacy of Progress in Spanish Ecofiction” [Sarah Sierra, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State U]

    PLEASE note that the following panel organized by the Forum will be held in person during the Convention.

    Sunday, 9 January 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    657 – New Forms, Hybrid Genres
    Location: Marriott Marquis – Union Station

    Presider: Sarah Thomas (Brown U)

    Presentations and Panelists:
    “More Than Half-True: Biofictional Hybrids in Spain and Beyond” [Virginia Rademacher, Babson C]
    “Dislocating the Body: The Hybridization of Photography and Literature” [Olga Sendra Ferrer, Wesleyan U]
    “Monsters, Mutations, Hybrids: Performing the Crisis in Nonconventional Spaces” [Isaias Fanlo, U of Cambridge]
    “Feminist Networks around Cantautoras: Poetry, Visual Arts, and Children’s Literature” [Elia Romera Figueroa, Duke U]


    LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish and Iberian Studies Executive Committee Members

    Jorge Pérez (U Texas Austin), Jan. 2022
    H. Rosi Song (Durham U), Jan. 2023 (2021–Jan. 2022 Ch.)
    Mónica López Lerma (Reed C), Jan. 2024 (2021–Jan. 2022 Sec.)
    Sarah Thomas (Brown U), Jan. 2025
    Benita Sampedro (Hofstra U), Jan. 2026

    This topic was also posted in: 2022 MLA Convention.
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